monuments of Marrakech
Its unique beauty conveys a sense of great exotism to its visitors.
Widely known as the "Red City" for the color of its architecture, Marrakech has the most famous monuments of the Koutoubia Mosque, Menara Gardens, Bay Palace and Badii Palace, Saadis Tombs, among others .
Jamaa El Fna Square
exotic from this date from the eleventh century and here you will find all the craziness and joy that the city is. Monkey tamers, street musicians, snake charmers, henna tattoo artists, dancers, acrobats, restaurants, donkey carts, motorcycles for thousands of people. You only see it, above all, do not miss a sixth fair or Saturday night;
Medersa Ben Youssef
Medersa Ben Youssef - this beautiful 16th century madrasa is one of the most beautiful in Morocco. You can come and visit as it is currently a museum. You can visit the old student residences, the study area and the impressive central courtyard. The current structure of this Koranic school was built in the middle of 1570 and restored in the year 1950;
Qoubba Almoravid - located near the Museum of Marrakech and the Madrasa of Ben Youssef, the location used for washing before prayers was built in the 12th century. The Almoravids were a dynasty of Morocco and were a kind of monks-soldier of the nomadic groups of the Sahara desert.You can buy a triple ticket with other nearby monuments, which is cheaper
Saadi Tombs - This interesting tomb complex dates from the time of the great sultan Ahmad al-Mansur Saadi (1578-1603). Incredibly these tombs were discovered only in 1917;
Chrob Or Chouf Font
- 17th century fountain located near the Ben Youssef Mosque, in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech, was built by Ahmed el-Mansour (1578-1603);
- the most famous place in Marrakech, and appears in almost all the photos of the city. The Koutoubia Mosque is a religious building built in the 12th century, and is an excellent example of the architecture of the Almohads.
The Mouassine Mosque
- 12th century religious building, representative of the art of the Almohads. This monument is part of the religious complex "Mouassine", which includes a library, a Turkish bath, a madrasa and a fountain. This is the largest fountain in Marrakech, built by order of Sultan Abdallah al-Ghalib between 1562 and 1563;
Mellah district - is the Jewish quarter of the city of Marrakech. Here is a different area of the city, which remains part of the old medina of the city. There are many spice shops and architectural style a bit different from the rest of Marrakech. You can visit the Salat Al Azama synagogue and the Jewish cemetery;
Bahia Palace - Palace of Arab-Andalusian architecture built at the end of the 19th century. It has several gardens and central patios, and has 150 deluxe rooms. Pay particular attention to the wooden ceilings in some of the rooms of the palace;
The Badi Palace
The Badi Palace - a former ruined palace dating from the 16th century. This is one of the ideal places to see the by-the-Sun in Marrakech as you can reconcile the warm colors sky with the walls of the palace and the numerous nests of existing storks;
Gardens Of The Menara
gardens of the Menara - this garden in Marrakech is a favorite place of the inhabitants of the city to walk during the weekend. Surrounded by olive groves, the gardens of the Menara have a monument to the soldiers and a central swimming pool full of fish. This place was built in the 12th century and had several later renovations.
Museums In Marrakech
Marrakech Museum - This museum in Marrakech is a place not to be missed. In addition to always having temporary exhibitions with Moroccan artists, there are also permanent exhibitions spread throughout the different rooms of this magnificent palace of the nineteenth century;
Dar Si Said Museum - 19th century
Museum of Art of Living - 21st Century
Islamic Art Marrakech Museum - located within the grounds of the Majorelle Garden, this museum presents an interesting collection of the history of Islam in Morocco;
Dar Tiskwin Museum - The house museum Bert Flint was created in the twentieth century and has an interesting exposé exhibition Segelmesse route. Here you can see elements and objects from countries where camel caravans crossed the nets during times of trade between Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and Mali;
Palmeraie Museum - 21st Century